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Type Settlement
Usage Arabic
Scripts يثرب(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. YATH-reeb  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, probably of Ancient North Arabian origin. This was the name of the city of Medina before the advent of Islam. Traditionally it is said that the city's name was changed due to its negative connotation with the Arabic root ث ر ب‎ (th-r-b) meaning "to complain, to accuse, to blame".
Added 7/1/2023 by anonymous